The best-selling Time Management series Northern Tales is back for another epic sequel! When Hesta’s henchmen attacked the Vikings of the North, Ragnar must return to Earth to help his people. Can you defend the courageous Vikings from the evil spirits in Northern Tales 5?
Five and a half years after Northern Tale 4, this beloved resource-management series is brought back by Whiterra Studio, Qumaron‘s partner studio. Regardless of the long hiatus, Northern Tales 5: Revival miraculously maintains all the series’ charm and entertainment values from the old days. Although as of late, the Vikings theme in Time Management is dominated by the Vikings Brothers series and the storyline here is far from original, Northern Tales 5 still manages to captivate and engage through expertly-crafted and thoughtful gameplay.
With the option to select from three difficulty modes (including an untimed mode), Northern Tales 5: Revival can be enjoyed by all types of players. The difficulty progression from level to level is reasonable and gives you sufficient time to familiarize yourself with new mechanics so you are not thrown out of balance when things kick into gear. The level design here is also extremely clever, with plenty to challenge and complex scenarios that require some serious strategizing.
From extremely obscured hidden objects to rotating power-ups, there is enough variety in Northern Tales 5: Revival to make each of the 40 levels feel unique and refreshing. Since past Northern Tales installments featured 50 levels as standard editions, this sequel feels a little short with 40 levels and 6 bonus levels. Nonetheless, there is no denying the quality of the game, especially with such superb production values.
Apart from the six bonus levels, the Collector’s Edition also comes with a few extra features. This includes wallpapers, soundtracks, and achievements. However, the strategy guide is nowhere to be seen, which would have been incredibly useful considering the layered nature of the game.